Founder of the family Heating & Air Conditioning business with J L Cantrell carrying on with the future generations.

Our Story

The start of a tradition

My father, Bill Cantrell, pictured on the right, served in the Navy during World War II. During the years following the war he went into the Heating and Air Conditioning industry for a company in San Bernardino, Ca. He became a licensed California State Contractor in 1962 and moved to Crestline, in the San Bernardino Mountains, where he began what would be a tradition for many years to come.

The next generations

My name is Jeff L Cantrell, the CEO of J L Cantrell, and I now carry on the family business as a second generation contractor with the same principles as my father, integrity, honesty, and business with a smile.

My son Jeffrey Cantrell II now represents the third generation and will carry on the family name for many more years.

Meet the Team

Here is the heart of what makes J L Cantrell Cooling & Heating a success.

Jeff L Cantrell

Founder & CEO

With over 40 years in the industry, and a licensed Ca State Contractor for over 30 years Jeff offers the experience necessary to tackle all your HVAC needs.

Noah Perry

General Manager

An accomplished Manager in the Fireplace, Wood stove industry and now the HVAC industry Noah handles the field operations and day to day tasks.

Darla Smillie


Darla is at the heart of the company making sure everything is running smooth.